LAUSD North Valley Occupational Center & El Proyecto WorkSource Center Student Earns Gold!

Amanda Goldberg (Left), Ellen Vogel (Right)

Los Angeles Unified School District – Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) is thrilled to announce that Amanda Goldberg, an I-Train graduate from the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at North Valley Occupational Center earned a gold medal at the SkillsUSA state competition. Amanda competed with dozens of EMT graduates from multiple colleges and adult schools from the Los Angeles region, California, and lastly with the best EMT graduates from the nation where contestants competed in the SkillsUSA First Aid/CPR contest.

The First Aid/CPR contest evaluates a contestant’s ability to perform procedures or take appropriate action based on scenarios presented related to CPR (Adult/Automated External Defibrillator (AED), 2 man system, child and infant CPR) first aid medical emergencies.  A written exam is also administered as part of the competition. All skills are judged on nationally accepted standards identified by The American Red Cross, The American Heart Association, The American Safety and Health Institute and The National Safety Council.

El Proyecto WorkSource Center Sun Valley (EPWS) was instrumental in patronizing Amanda’s training services.  Shakeh Manookian, Amanda’s case manager at EPWS, was also key in providing Amanda with job readiness support and career guidance. DACE would like to extend its gratitude to EPWS for subsidizing Amanda’s training.  This experience has provided Amanda an opportunity to compete with the best EMT graduates from the nation and an opportunity to network with employers.

Amanda intends to transfer to a local university to finish her college studies and continue to explore the world along the way. She will stay close to home where she has the support of her mom, dad, and two dogs.

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